Tag archive for ‘Amps’
By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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Satellite Neutron

Still slightly under the radar, Satellite amps offer great value in the hand-wired world, but does the Neutron live up to its promise as a boutique bomb? Huw Price finds out… Based in San Diego, Satellite More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Honeyboy Amps 18 & 5 Review

They may be dressed like psychedelic reptiles, but these hand-wired British combos are tweed on the inside… Richard Purvis samples a pair of pint-size powerhouses. Do you like reptiles? If so, please don’t More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Rift Amplification Tweed 5TV & 15TV

Despite being tone monsters, Leo Fender’s early TV front amplifiers are less sought-after than later narrow-panel tweeds. Huw Price finds out if Rift’s interpretations of the 5A2 Princeton and 5A3 Deluxe circuits More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Blackstar LT-Echo 10 & Fly 3 Bluetooth

Now, are these amplifiers small… or very far away? Chris Vinnicombe wonders if practice amps really can be made perfect… Blackstar’s rise since its formation a decade ago has been remarkable to behold. More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
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Fender ’57 Custom Pro-Amp

The oversized cabinet and 15-inch speaker made the Pro a cult favourite among tweed fans. Testing Fender’s latest reissue in the Custom series, Huw Price discovers that size really does matter For a while More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, August 11th, 2017
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Vintage Bench Test: 1960 Rickenbacker M-8 – Silver Service

We’re no strangers to retro Rickenbacker electrics and basses, but ancient Ricky amps are a great deal less common. Huw Price powers up this small and affordable 1960 M-8 combo… Last issue in G&B, you More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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The Money Shot: Rory Gallagher’s Magnatone 190

The subject of this month’s Money Shot is a very special amplifier indeed, kindly loaned to us by our friends at Gardiner Houlgate (www.guitar-auctions.co.uk). Lot 271 in the 15 June 2017 auction is a 1960 More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Summer NAMM 2017: Fender releases HW ’64 Custom Deluxe Reverb

Available September 2017, Hand-Wired Reissue of Blackface Deluxe Reverb Tube Amplifier Bottles Up Authentic, Mid-‘60s Tone. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announces the launch of the hand-wired, More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Summer NAMM 2017: VOX Reveals 60th Anniversary Hand-Wired Amps

To commemorate the 60th anniversary of VOX Amplification, VOX has announced the new 60th Anniversary Hand Wired Series, which includes the AC15HW60 and AC30HW60. Engineered and built from the ground-up entirely More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Summer NAMM 2017: Blackstar 10th Anniversary Edition Valve Combos

In celebration of 10 years of glorious Blackstar tone, three new 10W single- ended valve amplifiers have been developed drawing on the sound and innovation of iconic Blackstar lines – Artisan, Artist and Series More...